Author: James Nalton

Turning football into words. WFI editor, writer for the Morning Star newspaper, & sports journalist for various outlets. Mostly tactics, match reports, and scouting across the world of football.

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Roy’s Got 99 Problems But Rotation Ain’t One

Roy’s Got 99 Problems But Rotation Ain’t One

Roy Hodgson has made quite a few mistakes during the start of this Euro 2016 tournament, but rotating his side against Slovakia wasn't one of them ...
How Leicester City Won the League, and How You Can Too

How Leicester City Won the League, and How You Can Too

Tottenham may as well not bother. Everton? No chance. Aston Villa once tried and invariably failed, while Newcastle never looked like they could susta ...
Euro 2016: What Will England Do With The Footballers? Defence

Euro 2016: What Will England Do With The Footballers? Defence

Originally, the conundrums were in attack, but then Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy happened. Now the only conundrum is whether nailed-on starter Wayne Roo ...
Manchester City Cruising in Kiev after Pellegrini’s Fine Tuning

Manchester City Cruising in Kiev after Pellegrini’s Fine Tuning

Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester City were accused of “disrespecting” the FA Cup when they fielded a team full of exciting youth players against Chels ...
World XI of our Lifetime: Feola’s Firebrands

World XI of our Lifetime: Feola’s Firebrands

Following on from the XI of our lifetime World Football Index podcasts which were released earlier this year, there will be a series of posts on the s ...
Rusty Juventus Await Allegri’s Fine Tuning

Rusty Juventus Await Allegri’s Fine Tuning

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton Juventus have won the Italian league title for the past four seasons, securing last year's ...
Jordy Clasie – Southampton’s Secret Weapon

Jordy Clasie – Southampton’s Secret Weapon

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton The Premier League has seen some impressive newcomers enter the league this season. With fo ...
Tactical Trendsetters and Football Faux Pas

Tactical Trendsetters and Football Faux Pas

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton Association football tactics are always evolving. Once teams have learnt to emulate a recen ...
He’s Koke Resurrección & He Is The Light

He’s Koke Resurrección & He Is The Light

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton In a time when Premier League clubs appear to have the pick of players from across Europe, ...
Matías Kranevitter – Argentina’s Next Number Five

Matías Kranevitter – Argentina’s Next Number Five

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton Matías Kranevitter was born in San Miguel de Tucumán, a city located in the north of Argent ...
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